Helpful links


General Help

The British Red Cross have a support line if you’re feeling lonely and want to talk to someone.
Tel 0808 196 3651

Sense provides a range of advice, support and services on disability and loneliness.
Tel 0300 330 9256

Cruse Bereavement Support  offers bereavement support.
Tel 0808 808 1677 

Family Lives offers a confidential helpline service for families in England and Wales.
Tel 0808 800 2222

Calm Zone is a helpline and web chat offering support to men in the UK who need to talk or are in crisis.
Tel 0800 585858


When life is difficult, Samaritans are there – day or night, 365 days a year. You can call them free on 116 123 or email them at


Older People

The Silver Line for information, advice or just for a chat, 24 hours a day and 7 days a week. Helpline 0800 470 80 90

Age UK, support and advice for older people. Helpline 0800 169 6565

Independent Age, providing befriending services. Helpline 0800 319 6789

Royal Voluntary Service for help, advice and support: Helpline 0845 608 0122

Friends of the Elderly for year round support or call 0330 332 1110

Re-engage for year round support or call 0800 716543


Young People

If you are under 25, you can contact YoungMinds Crisis Messenger for free, 24/7 support across the UK if you are experiencing a mental health crisis. Text YM to 85258

Young Minds also offers a Parents Helpline on 0808 802 5544 

If you are younger and feeling lonely, you can visit SupportLine or call them on 01708 765 200

Children and young people can also contact Childline or call them on 0800 1111 for a 1-2-1 chat with a counsellor


Useful Resources:

The British Red Cross have a range of resources for people experiencing loneliness.

Independent Age have a free guide on what to do  If you’re feeling lonely

When The Get Older have a free guide on Helping your parents to overcome loneliness.